Tuesday, February 01, 2011

ADC Demands the Upholding of Human Rights for Egyptians

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ADC Demands the Upholding of Human Rights for Egyptians

Washington, DC | www.adc.org | January 31, 2011 - The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) demands that the Egyptian government upholds the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and restores all means of communication and the free flow of information. Internet service, as well as other communication services, were disconnected shortly after protests began in Egypt on January 25th. The actions taken by Egyptian authorities in the past week against activists violates basic universal human rights and must not be tolerated.

As activists continue to make their voices heard in Egypt, ADC reiterates support for the basic human rights of the Egyptian people to organize, voice their dissent, and peacefully gather to project their political will. ADC condemns the use of violence against those exercising their rights, or by any participant, and encourages all those involved to exercise restraint.

ADC believes that appropriate steps must be taken to ensure that a fair democratic system will be implemented, which respects the free will and human rights of all Egyptians. ADC urges all participants to ensure that the transition to a new government is a peaceful one.